Citadelle Réserve Gin (Wooden Egg Version)

Barrel-Aged Gin

Citadelle // Cognac, France

community rating

4.69
4 out of 5 stars
( 5 )

In what first began as an 'family' experiment in 2008, Alexandre Gabriel first released a barrel-aged gin. This updated version, released in the US in late spring 2018, barrel-ages a gin made with 22 botanicals (yuzu, genepi, bleuet are added to the standard Citadelle Gin recipe). Five different types of wood--acacia, mulberry, cherry, chestnut, and French oak--are used to mature the gin for five months. Afterwards, the aged gins are placed into a patented eight-foot tall egg-shaped oak receptacle to marry before bottling at 45.2% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    45.2
  • Barrel-Aged Gin
    Gin which spends some time in barrels, generally not more than a few months at a time, although there is no legal definition for this style.
  • Cask Type
    Acacia, Mulberry, Cherry, Chestnut, and French oak; married in a wooden egg

Tasting Notes

"This ambitious gin pours a straw gold color. The nose shows a striking balance of sandalwood, juniper, baked butter, tart fruits, and wild herbs. In the mouth the spirit has an admirable richness laced by a wild honey character. The finish lingers with with a spike of bitter genepy and a hint of wood tannin."

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